If you want to know the best restaurants in Italy, you have to take a look at the Italian Michelin Guide. Having a Michelin star is one of the highest honours that a restaurant can get. If you are looking for the best, this is one of the things that you need to look for.
It is not really surprising to know that Italy is one of the countries that have the most restaurants with a Michelin star. There are more than 300 restaurants that either has one, two or three stars – with new restaurants being added each year.
Italian restaurants with Michelin stars
Here is the Italian Michelin Guide that will help you identify the restaurants that currently hold Michelin star/s.
3 Michelin Stars
There are many restaurants holding a 3-star rating from Michelin. Da Vittorio is located in Brusaporto, nestled in the hills between Milan and Bergamo. It is a great place for seafood. The restaurant had been in operation since the 1960s. The chefs are the Cerea Brothers – which is not surprising since their family owns the restaurant. Other restaurants in Italy that has 3 Michelin stars includes Dal Pescatore, Enoteca Pinchiorri, La Pergola, Le Calandre, Osteria Francescana, Piazza Duomo, and Reale.
2 Michelin Stars
There are more restaurants with 2 Michelin Stars. One of them is Agli Amici in Udine. This restaurant had been managed by the Scarello family for several generations. The head chef is usually a member of the family. Right now, it is Head Chef Emanuele Scarello. Another restaurant with 2 stars is Arnolfo in Colle di Val d’Elsa. The restaurant offers fine dining in the Tuscan countryside. The chef is Gaetano Trovato and he is known for his innovative approach and the use of local produce to create delicious meals. The other restaurant with this star is Bracali in Ghirlanda. It is in Tuscany and owned by Francesco and Luca Bracali – brothers who are very passionate about food. They serve a modern take on typical Italian dishes. Among the other restaurants that are included in the Italian Michelin Guide with 2 stars include Casa Perbellini, L’Olivo, Dani Maison, La Trota, Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia, Enrico Bartolini al Mudec, and Madonnina del Pescatore.
1 Michelin Star
The bulk of the Italian restaurants with a Michelin star are on this list. One of them is Aroma, a great restaurant located in Roma. Apart from the food, you will also enjoy the great views in this part of Italy. Aroma offers a mix of old and new Italian dishes – prepared exquisitely by Chef Giuseppe di Iorio. Damini e Affini in Arzignano is also an Italian restaurant with a Michelin star. This is owned by the Damini brothers and they specialise in dishes that meat-lovers will enjoy. Among the other restaurants with 1 Michelin star includes El Coq, Gia Sotto l’Arco, Il Tino, Esplanade, I Due Buoi, Da Candida, Gambero, and Ristorante SUD.
These are only a few of the restaurants included in the Italian Michelin Guide in 2017. If you want to dine in a great restaurant, these are some of your choices.